Local races set after election filing closes

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

PICKENS — Two seats on Pickens County Council will be contested Nov. 6, as the two-week filing period for council and other local and state races ended at noon Friday.

In Pickens County Council District 1, incumbent Ensley Feemster will be challenged by Margaret Thompson, while District 2 will see incumbent Trey Whitehurst opposed by Robert McKinney.

Saying he believes in term limits, Whitehurst said this will be his third and final term if re-elected to council.

“This is not something you do because you want to, but something in which you want to give back,” Whitehurst said. “I thought long and hard about it and

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